Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has welcomed the start of the Goodwood social housing project, which is expected to deliver 1 050 rental housing units.
"We must continue working towards reversing the legacy of apartheid spatial planning by promoting transport-oriented development," Malusi Booi, Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, said on Tuesday.
"At the same time, we must work towards creating affordable and inclusionary housing on well-located land close to public transport and job opportunities, as is the case with this new project.
"In addition, we must plan and cater for a wide range of income groupings to respond to the increased demands of urbanisation."
Commenting on the Goodwood train station site development, Booi said: "It demonstrates social housing in action and what is possible when partners in government and the private sector work together.